HIS MIND GAMES
by Rachel Dunning
An inner world of magic and power.
A lover. A night together – their first night.
And then – disaster. He lost his mind, but she knew the truth. She knew.
And so she ran, all the way down to Marfa Texas where she met…the man they call Jack.
And now he has her.
And he’s playing Mind Games with her.
CONTENT WARNING: Contains explicit sexual content, violence and strong language. Only appropriate for readers aged 17 and older.
Genres: Paranormal Romance New-Adult Romance
Book 1 of 2
****************** So here is my take on this *******************
First off, from the description, you don’t get to know a whole lot about the book. That right there is a fail in my book. I want to at least know who I’m reading about. All I get are a bunch of pronouns and a crisis.
Crystal is a witch, only she doesn’t know it. I would go so far as to suggest she is an empath (clairsentient ) and she doesn’t understand what, why, or how. Only from a very tender age of thirteen she discovers she can feel physically the thoughts of others. I don’t want to go into more detail here because it would spoil the book.
In part one of the book, Crystal experiences something with the young man she has fallen in love with. This experience forces her to move away a one horse town in Texas in which she takes a job at a bar and lives with a married couple in return for some work around the house and a small monthly rent. It works for her. Nobody knows her or her issues.
At least that is what she is led to believe. She has conversations with this man, Jack, never knowing the truth that he hides; never understanding the truth of herself. It is only when she ‘calls’ a demon hunter that she realizes, slowly, the type of danger she is in.
So far, I must admit, I am really intrigued by the premise of this story. The author writes vivid details from the very first page. Yeah, maybe there are some words that didn’t sit well with me but I could look beyond them with all the action and imagery going on in the scenes. Whoah!
Part Two of this book goes a little slower. It gets into the history and teaching of witches. We see little action, but enough to keep the fingers turning the page. It ends, obviously on a cliffhanger, of sadness, but also of hope. This author writes well enough to lead me into book two. It is one I’ll invest in and so for that it gets an automatic 4. I am going to slide into rating it a 5 because it has every solid element I look for in a novel.
The characters are vivid and entertaining. The storyline is unique and that it carries the plot of witches are, for me, a rarity. I normally don’t relish my time being entertained by stories of witches and demon hunters but this author wrote fabulously.
My final verdict: 5 out of 5